The City of Toronto has 47 city councillors. As you can imagine, it's like 47 one-man political parties. Nothing gets done.
Doug Ford, the new Ontario premier, said: Los Angeles can survive with 15 city councillors. Boston can survive with 13. Seattle has just nine. Maybe Toronto can get by on, say, 25 instead of 47.
So he passed that law to reduce the number of councillors. Which is obviously popular — if you had a chance to get rid of excess politicians, wouldn’t you?
Well, a far-left judge overruled that, saying it was illegal. Of course, it wasn’t. The Constitution says cities are "the creature of provincial governments" — which means provinces can change them, theoretically even fire every mayor in the province.
So Ford just invoked the "notwithstanding clause," which overrules a judge. Again, it’s perfectly legal: it’s right there in the Constitution; other governments in Canada, especially Quebec, have used it dozens of times. And this is a perfect case for it.
You can imagine the reaction from Toronto City Council...
Watching their antics — the lawsuits, the protests, the riots, the insanity — I realized what we’re in for now:
The anti-Trump mania is going to be a central theme of the left in the next election, of course.
But I think the bigger one will be the de-legitimization of Doug Ford. They’re going to import the tactics they’ve used against Trump through “the resistance.”
We’re already starting to see it, as I'll show you tonight.
The upcoming election will be about anything other than Justin Trudeau’s own achievements — because those achievements are few and far between.
People aren’t happy with Trudeau, or provincial or municipal versions of him. Which is why Trudeau wants his foil to be, not Andrew Scheer, but Donald Trump. And when a conservative is “accidentally” elected, like Doug Ford, don’t let them for a moment govern. Instead, riot, protest, litigate, storm out of parliament.
Doug Ford is off to a great start. But that won’t last — the media-liberal-activist-protester industrial complex is about to rev up.
They lost Ontario, they’re going to lose Alberta, they’ll probably lose Quebec.
They’ll do absolutely anything they can not to lose Prince Justin’s re-election.
It’s going to be brutal...
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